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Elizabeth Jenkins , in her admirable study of the novelist , comments on this : “ The scene in Lady Booby's house . . . where Beau Didapper steals to Mrs. Slipslop's bed in mistake for Fanny's , and Parson Adams , hearing a scream ...
There are great scenes , the greatest the account of Waterloo , the Waterloo of the civilian hangers - on of the army . There is brilliant comedy . ... a wonderful ability to make rapid transitions from scene to contrasted scene .
Another example is the scene in Women in Love in which Birkin throws stones into the pool to shatter the image of the moon. Symbolism of this kind cannot be paraphrased; it can only be experienced. It is probably the rarest kind of ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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